What is Charlie Hebdo, the provocative satirical newspaper attacked by gunmen in Paris?

By Abby Phillip, Abby Ohlheiser, January 7, 2015

In 2012, a cartoon appeared in the pages of Charlie Hebdo depicting the prophet Muhammad naked and crouching. It was a shot across the bow, a message that the weekly newspaper would not be intimidated into softening its critiques of extremists. Just a year earlier, the satirical paper’s headquarters were destroyed in a firebomb attack.Read full article >>